Song of Extinction


World premiere of live score + film on 25-foot screen with 100+ member ensemble in the Hearn Generating Station at Toronto’s international Luminato arts Festival.

SONG OF EXTINCTION was a visual and sonic experience exploring the calamitous impact humans are having on the planet and its creatures. Featuring stunning large-scale projections and a tightly enmeshed score for live chamber orchestra, chamber choir, electronics, and youth chorus, SONG OF EXTINCTION interwove breathtaking moving images with live surround sound on the Hearn’s towering industrial space.

Role: Producer

Client: Music in the Barns / Luminato

Team: Rose Bolton, composer / Marc de Guerre, filmmaker / Don McKay, poet. Performed by Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble, Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto, with Music Director John Hess.

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